Now Offers A Social Security Number Trace Service

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To minimize the risk of a bad hire, one of the most important tools is the Social Security Number Verification and Address History Trace.

The risk of one bad hire is significant. Not only is there a replacement cost, but other hidden costs can exist as well. Decrease in productivity, overtime increases, potentially unsafe work environments, attrition of good employees; all these factors can add up to a point where the cost of a thorough employment background screening becomes relatively insignificant.

To minimize the risk of a bad hire, there are numerous reports that background screening companies utilize. One of the most important is the Social Security Number Trace (SSN). The SSN trace is critical to run for a number of reasons. First, it provides verification of SSN as well as the applicant's full name. Further, it can provide any counties of residence thus providing a starting point for County Criminal Background Checks, the most current repository of criminal information. now offers a SSN trace. Results are e-mailed same business day.

In particular, the SSN trace does the following:

  •     Verifies whether or not the social security number entered is valid
  •     Displays the name of the person to whom the social security number was issued
  •     Shows what US state the social security number was issued in
  •     Tells you the date when the social security number was issued
  •     Gives the date of birth of the person associated with the social security number, if it is on file

This new background check is a great tool for checking for fraud. The SSN trace can be purchased as part of a criminal background check package or as a standalone service. As a standalone search this product is mostly used to verify the addresses that show up on the search results. For the tenant screening industry it can also help identify historical addresses and is helpful in revealing any addresses the potential tenant may have withheld.

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